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Don Clarence "Johnny Granada" Rising
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Birth: Dec. 1, 1844
Steuben County
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 30, 1909
Wetmore
Nemaha County
Kansas, USA

Pony Express rider. He came to Kansas Territory in 1858. In 1860, sixteen-year-old Don Rising was hired for the Pony Express and was assigned the run between Granada and Marysville, Kansas Territory. He later rode from Big Sandy to Fort Kearny. After the Pony Express was terminated he was assistant wagon-master in the Union Army and was at the battles of Pittsburg Landing, Shiloh, Tuscumbia, and Corinth in 1862. He was discharged on sick leave and worked for the railroad until the spring of 1863. Don returned to Kansas and went with a train of 185 wagons from Fort Leavenworth to New Mexico. Next, he traveled to Granada, Kansas, where he worked in the mercantile and hotel business until about 1866. In 1869 he and his father operated a general merchandise business called Rising & Son in Wetmore, Kansas. In 1871 he began railroading again, working as brakeman and conductor on the Santa Fe and Missouri Pacific Railroads until 1875 when he worked in the stock business in Wetmore. From October 1879 to April 1882 he kept the Wetmore Hotel. 
 
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 Parents:
  Noble H. Rising (1818 - 1875)
  Mary E. Smith Rising (1822 - 1888)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary E. Shoemaker Rising (1850 - ____)*
 
 Children:
  John E. Rising (1870 - 1909)*
  Grace E Rising (1872 - 1874)*
 
 Sibling:
  Don Clarence Rising (1844 - 1909)
  Frank Rising (1851 - 1923)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Wetmore Cemetery
Wetmore
Nemaha County
Kansas, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 39.63881, -95.81128
 
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Record added: Sep 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42435979
Don Clarence Johnny Granada Rising
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